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Ok, about 2 months ago, i thought i was a little low on brake fluid, so i added some. Didn't think at the time, maybe because my pads were low, the piston was pushed out further. Yesterday, i replace the front pads with shiny new ones, and my fluid level is past the max. Should i remove some of the fluid to put it back to the correct level? Will it harm much if i leave it? What would Obama do??
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The big concern is that its cold right now... and when it gets warm in the summer (or from the engine on long trips) the brake fluid will expand some and possibly overflow. Thats why the air space is designed into the reservoir.
To be safe, I'd siphon some of the fluid off. If the brake fluid does spill over it will eat up any paint or stickers it drips on.
But as far as safety... no, its not a safety issue... unless maybe it drips on a connector and shorts it out... but thats a long shot.
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You should attach a small hose to the bleeder screw and crack them open before pushing the piston back into the caliper. Why? As brake fluid ages it does go bad...contamination and high temps break down the fluid. This is why it turns dark. Dark is not a good color for brake fluid. Don't pump all that garbage back into the anti-lock/master cyl. Close the bleeder after compressing the piston. Finish the brake job and top off with fresh new fluid. Prefferably from a bottle that has not been open for 5 yrs. Then get Bo to help bleed the brakes properly.
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